Following the committee meeting, Ken took a look to see if poisons are mentioned in the rules. They are not named specifically, however rule 6.2 talks about any dangerous, harmful, polluting or contaminating substances. Nick has verified this for me as well.
After all risk of frost has passed this month, plant out tomatoes, courgettes and pumpkins that were previously sown under cover. Other young plants can be planted out once conditions are suitable, and once they’ve been hardened off.
MYHarvest (Measure Your Harvest) is an exciting research project being carried out at the University of Sheffield that will estimate the contribution people who grow their own fruit and vegetable crops are making to UK national food production.
At present, there is a recognition that own-growing in the UK makes a really important contribution to food security, healthy diets and general well-being, but we currently have a poor understanding of how much own-grown food people are able to produce.
Due to the social distancing rules the government has imposed, all working parties have been suspended until further notice. This impacts in particular, the water distribution system we were going to build and connect to the borehole. Wayne has been test pumping and all seems fine with a good supply of water available once work gets underway in earnest.
Many of the communal tanks around the site do contain a good amount of rainwater collected over the winter, but please use this sensibly.
We are looking to offer IBC containers to plotholders to put on their plots. The likely cost of these will be around £50. Responsibility for filling these will lie with individual plotholders who will need install suitable rain collection systems or bring water on site in containers.